The Feminist Tent

West Coast LEAF has long been a trans-inclusive organization – to some extent. Since 2003, we have explicitly defined “women” as encompassing all those who define themselves as women,

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Oppression thrives in silence

Dignity and safety are at the heart of equality. Last Friday, West Coast LEAF was granted leave to intervene in an important case about dignity and safety for trans

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Solitary Appeal Moving Forward – and We’ll Be There!

West Coast LEAF and NWAC team up to bring intersecting oppressions to the fore. This past January, the BC Supreme Court ruled in a landmark decision that Canada’s practice

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Supreme Court Says No to Discriminatory Law School Admissions

Today, we welcome the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions in two cases concerning admissions to the proposed law school at Trinity Western University (TWU), an Evangelical Christian university located

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RELEASE: Supreme Court Says No to Discriminatory Law School Admissions

For immediate release – June 15, 2018 VANCOUVER – West Coast LEAF welcomes the Supreme Court of Canada’s judgments, released today, in two cases concerning admissions to a proposed

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RELEASE: National inquiry six-month extension “too little, too late,” say coalition members

For immediate release – June 11, 2018 COAST SALISH TERRITORY – VANCOUVER – Members of the BC Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (the coalition) are deeply

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Introducing our 2018 Summer Legal Interns

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Celeste Cuthbertson and Kathleen Renaud! We are excited to be working with both of them this summer and we are

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We’re urging municipal parties to prioritize gender equality ahead of the fall election

With the municipal election approaching this fall, West Coast LEAF has written to all political parties to urge them to prioritize gender equality in their campaign platforms. We believe

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The Spring 2018 LEAFlet is here!

To find out about West Coast LEAF’s latest work for gender equality, read our latest LEAFlet newsletter published in May 2018!        

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Canada must not let the National Inquiry’s mandate go unfulfilled

This morning, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls begins the first of four days of expert hearings. The Inquiry has a mandate to identify

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